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Full List of Airport Lounges at LaGuardia Airport [LGA]

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LaGuardia is the busiest U.S. airport without a direct flight to Europe, serving over 15 million passengers annually before the pandemic. The airport’s 1,500-mile maximum flight radius means that there are no long-haul international airlines based at LGA, and therefore, not a huge variety of lounges.

Eligible passengers may use the 5 airline lounges, while applicable credit card holders can access the Centurion Lounge when flying with any airline.

LGA Terminal Map

LaGuardia Airport Map
LaGuardia Airport map. Image Credit: LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport Lounges by Terminal

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TerminalLounges
Terminal ANo lounges
Terminal B
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
  • American Airlines Admirals Club
  • Be Relax Spa
  • Centurion Lounge
  • Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club
  • Minute Suites Express
  • United Club
Terminal CDelta Sky Club
Hot Tip:

If you’re flying from LGA, check out our ultimate terminal guide to LaGuardia Airport.

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge LGA
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge LaGuardia Airport. Image Credit: Air Canada

Location: Terminal B, Eastern Concourse, level 3 lounges
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 5:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Facilities

  • Business center
  • Cell-free quiet zone
  • Light snacks
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Wi-Fi

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Air Canada Signature class and business classPremium cabin passengers must have a same-day boarding card to access the lounge before their flight
  • Valid for Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada codeshare flight, or with a Star Alliance partner airline
  • Passengers may bring guests for $20 before 11 a.m. or $30 after 11 a.m., per person
Aeroplan Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K, and Elite 50K members
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card and may access the lounge before the flight or on arrival from an Air Canada flight
  • Passengers may bring a domestic partner and/or up to 5 dependents (under 25 years old)
Aeroplan Elite 35K membersPassengers must have a same-day boarding carto access the lounge before their flight
Star Alliance Gold members
  • Members traveling in any cabin may access the lounge before their flight with a same-day boarding card
  • Members are permitted to bring 1 guest free of charge traveling on the same flight
Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members (sales of memberships have been temporarily suspended)North America Plus and Worldwide members may access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • North America Plus membership: CA$495 (annually) for Individual membership; CA$730 (annually) for partner membership
  • Worldwide membership: CA$665 (annually) for Individual membership; CA$970 (annually) for partner membership
  • Valid for Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada codeshare flight, or with a Star Alliance partner airline.
  • Passengers may bring guests for $20 before 11 a.m. or $30 after 11 a.m., per person
One-time guest access benefits for TD and CIBC Aeroplan-affiliated cardholdersMembers can access the lounge 1 or 4 times annually (depending on the credit card) when traveling on a departing Air Canada flight
  • Valid when redeemed through your Aeroplan account on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, or under the Air Canada Express banner
  • Annual credit card fees:
    • TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege Card: $599
    • TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Card: $139
    • TD® Aeroplan® Visa Business Card: $149
    • CIBC Aerogold® Visa Infinite Card: $139
    • CIBC Aerogold® Visa Card for Business: $180
    • CIBC Aerogold® Visa Infinite Privilege Card: $599
Select American Express AeroplanPlus cardmembers (Reserve, Platinum, Corporate Platinum)Passengers must have a same-day boarding card and may access the lounge on presentation of their American Express AeroplanPlus card
  • Valid for Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, under the Air Canada Express banner, Air Canada codeshare, or select Air Canada partner flights
  • Passengers may bring guests for $20 before 11 a.m. or $30 after 11 a.m., per person
Latitude, Comfort, or Flex fare passengers that purchase lounge accessPassengers may purchase access to the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid for Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, and under the Air Canada Express banner

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge House Rules

  • Access to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is generally for departing passengers only. The only exception is for Aeroplan Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K, and Elite 50K members that may access a lounge on arrival from a domestic flight.
  • A same-day boarding card must be displayed at reception.
  • Mobile phones must not be used in the lounge’s cell-free zones.

Read the full list of house rules on the Air Canada website.

American Airlines Admirals Club

LGA Admirals Club Seating
Admirals Club LaGuardia Airport. Image Credit: Jarrod West

Location: Terminal B, Western Concourse, near gates 30 to 31
Opening Hours: Daily: 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (closes 9 p.m. on Saturdays)

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge Facilities

  • Conference rooms
  • Full-service bar
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Personal travel assistant
  • Showers
  • Snacks
  • Televisions
  • Wi-Fi

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Day passDay pass visitors may bring up to 3 children (under 18) into the lounge, provided they hold a valid same-day boarding card
  • $79
  • Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines or any Oneworld partner airline, or marketed and operated by JetBlue (excluding flights operating to and from Europe)
Admirals Club membersAdmirals Club members have unlimited access to any Admirals Club, along with immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests
Eligible first and business passengersFirst and business passengers can access the lounge when traveling on a same-day international flight
  • Flight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline or marketed by JetBlue and operated by American
  • Excludes flights operated by Alaska Airlines flying from the United States to Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico
Eligible AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum membersPassengers traveling in any cabin on a same-day international flight can access the lounge
Eligible passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest
Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire or Mileage Plan MVP Gold 75K and MVP Gold
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin on a same-day international flight or eligible transcontinental flight can access the lounge
  • Eligible passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest
Flight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline
Citi®/AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® cardmembers and authorized users ($175 per year)
  • Cardholders receive a free Admirals Club membership with this credit card
  • The cardmember receives unlimited access to any Admirals Club when traveling on a same-day flight, along with immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests
  • $595 (annually)
  • Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines, marketed and operated by any Oneworld partner airline, or marketed and operated by JetBlue (excluding JetBlue flights operating to and from Europe)
MilitaryMilitary personnel traveling in uniform on a same-day flight may access the lounge, along with immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guestsFlight must be operated by American Airlines

American Airlines Admirals Club House Rules

  • A same-day boarding card is required for a flight marketed or operated by American, any Oneworld airline, or JetBlue (see rules for the applicable access type above). The only exception is for existing Admirals Club Lifetime Members who may continue to access the Admirals Club with same-day travel on any airline.
  • Guests may have appropriate access to the required terminal or concourse as gate passes will not be issued for entry.
  • A government-issued photo ID is required along with the relevant access card (e.g., AAdvantage membership card or number) and same-day boarding card. Entry may be denied if the appropriate identification and credentials are not presented, and cards may be confiscated if used by anyone but the member.
  • Dress and conduct must be in line with a professional environment.
  • Headphones must be worn when using a personal device.

Read the full list of house rules on American Airlines’ website.

Be Relax Spa

Location: Terminal B after security
Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Priority Pass
  • Passengers may access the lounge 1 time with a same-day boarding pass
  • Cardholders can’t register guests
N/A

Priority Pass members can choose 1 of the following complimentary treatments:

  • Be Back 30-minute lounger massage
  • Be Back 15-minute lounger massage plus aromatherapy and O2
  • Head Up 10-minute lounger massage plus aromatherapy and O2
  • Be Feet 10-minute lounger massage plus aromatherapy and O2

Centurion Lounge

LaGuardia Centurion Lounge Seating
Centurion Lounge LaGuardia Airport. Image Credit: American Express

Location: Terminal B, between Concourses B and C
Opening Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closes 8 p.m. on Saturdays)

Centurion Lounge Facilities

  • Business services
  • Full-service bar
  • Multi-purpose meeting room
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Phone booths
  • Premium buffet food
  • Refreshment station
  • Semi-private workspaces
  • Shower with L’Occitane toiletries
  • Wi-Fi

Centurion Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies 
The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Cardmembers may enter with up to 2 complimentary guests if they have spent $75,000 in eligible purchases in a calendar year; otherwise, a guest day pass can be purchased for $50 per adult or $30 per child between the ages of 2 and 17
  • Annual Fee: $695 (rates & fees)
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Annual Fee: $695 (rates & fees)
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 2 guests at a charge of $50 per person
  • Annual Fee: $650 (rates & fees)
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
  • Annual Fee: $650 (rates & fees)
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier

Centurion Lounge House Rules

  • Guests and family members are not permitted to access the lounge or remain in the lounge without the relevant cardholder.
  • Complimentary guest access quota is per day.
  • Children under 2 years are admitted free of charge.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club

Chase lounge flight info LGA
The Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club at LGA. Image Credit: Victoria M. Walker

Location: Terminal B, on the ground floor
Opening Hours: Daily: 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club Facilities

  • A la carte ordering
  • Children’s room
  • Digital magazines and newspapers
  • Game room
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Nursing room
  • Private bathrooms
  • The Reserve Suites by Chase (for an additional charge)
  • Wellness area with facial treatments
  • Work stations

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club Access

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Access TypeDetails Fees and Policies
Chase Sapphire Reserve®
  • Valid when flying with any airline
  • Cardholders are entitled to unlimited lounge visits with an activated Priority Pass membership
  • Cardholders can bring up to 2 guests free of charge, with additional guests charged $27
Annual card fee: $550 and $75 for each authorized user
J.P. Morgan Reserve CardAnnual card fee: $595
The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit CardAnnual card fee: $450
Priority Pass Membership (not acquired by the above-mentioned cards)1 complimentary entry per calendar year$75 per visit after the complimentary visit is used
Day pass (non-Priority-Pass members)Valid when flying on any airline$100 per person, per visit

Sapphire Lounge by The Club House Rules

  • Passengers must hold a boarding card for a same-day flight
  • Passengers may enter the lounge 3 hours before their scheduled flight departure
  • Children aged 2 and under may accompany an adult free of charge
Hot Tip:

For more information, check out our review of the Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club at LGA.

Delta Sky Club

Delta Sky Club New LaGuardia Terminal C
Delta Sky Club LaGuardia Airport. Image Credit: Stella Shon

Location: Terminal C, level 4 (entrance is on level 3 after security)
Opening Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (closes 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays)

Delta Sky Club Facilities

  • Buffets serving premium hot and cold food (2)
  • Business services
  • Delta Sky Club customer service desks (6)
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Outdoor sky deck (coming soon)
  • Phone booths
  • Premium bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Self-serve refreshment station
  • Wi-Fi
  • Workstations with Qi-wireless charging mats

Delta Sky Club Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Executive membership
  • Members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club with a same-day boarding card
  • Members may bring 2 guests
  • $1,495 (annually) | 149,500 miles
  • Valid with Delta or a Delta partner airline (excludes existing Delta Lifetime members that can access the lounge when traveling on any airline)
  • Members must be 18 or over
Individual membership
  • Members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club with a same-day boarding card
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $50 per person
  • $695 (annually) | 69,500 miles
  • Valid with Delta or a Delta partner airline (excludes existing Delta Lifetime members that can access the lounge when traveling on any airline)
  • Members must be 18 or over
SkyTeam Elite Plus and Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion membersElite status passengers can access a Delta Sky Club with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge when traveling on a SkyTeam international flight or connecting to/from a same-day international flight.
  • For SkyTeam Elite Plus, this excludes passengers traveling between the U.S. and the Caribbean
Delta One or SkyTeam Premium cabinPassengers can access a Delta Sky Club with a same-day boarding card
  • Delta One passengers can access the lounge with domestic flights or when connecting to/from an international flight
  • Flying on a SkyTeam flight, premium passengers can access the lounge if confirmed in the first or business cabin for the international segment of the journey
Delta Reserve card*
  • Cardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club with a same-day boarding card
  • Cardmembers receive 2 free guest passes per year
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $50 per person
  • Annual Fee: $650 (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
  • Passengers traveling on Delta partner flight can access the lounge for $50
  • The credit card must be used for payment
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card**Cardmembers and up to 2 guests can access the lounge for a fee of $50 per person
  • Annual Fee: $350 (rates & fees)
  • Cardmember must hold a same-day boarding card for a Delta or Delta partner flight
  • The credit card must be used for payment
Amex Platinum cardCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • Annual Fee: $695 (rates & fees)
  • Cardmember must hold a same-day boarding card for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
Amex Business Platinum card
  • Annual Fee: $695 (rates & fees)
  • Cardmember must hold a same-day boarding card for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
 
  • Virgin Australia/Velocity VIP Platinum or Gold card members
  • Virgin Australia business class passengers
Cardmembers or business class passengers may access a Delta Sky Club with a same-day international boarding card

Membership card must be displayed at the lounge along with a same-day international boarding pass for a Delta- or Virgin Australia-operated flight

*Effective 2/1/25, Reserve Card Members will receive 15 Visits per year to the Delta Sky Club; to earn an unlimited number of Visits each year starting on 2/1/25, the total eligible purchases on the Card must equal $75,000 or more between 1/1/24 and 12/31/24, and each calendar year thereafter.

**Effective 1/1/24, this benefit will no longer be available.

Cardholders of the Japan-based cards Delta SkyMiles® Diners Club Card, Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Platinum Visa Card, and Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Gold Visa Card have varying degrees of access to Sky Clubs. See Delta’s international credit card website for specific details, fees, and policies.

Delta Sky Club House Rules

  • A same-day boarding card is required for a flight marketed or operated by Delta Air Lines or a Delta partner airline (see rules for the applicable access type above). The only exception is for existing Delta Lifetime Members may continue to access the Delta Sky Club with same-day travel on any airline.
  • Although the minimum age for membership is 18 years old, guests must be 21 to access a club with a self-serve bar in the U.S. The only exception is if they are traveling with another member that is over 21.
  • Guests may have access to the required terminal or concourse as gate passes will not be issued for entry.

Read the full list of house rules on the Delta Air Lines website.

Minute Suites Express

Minute Suites Express LGA
Minute Suites Express at LGA. Image Credit: Minute Suites

Location: Terminal B, level 4. Inside the Bowery Bay Shops (outside the secure area)
Opening Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Minutes Suites Express Facilities

  • Business services
  • Private rooms
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Workspaces

Minute Suites Express Access

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AccessDetailsFees and Policy
Day PassValid for passengers traveling on any airline
  • 1 hour: $48
  • Additional 15-minute increments: $12 ($9.50 per 15 minutes after 2 hours)
  • Extended 8-hour stay (after 9 p.m.): $175
Priority Pass
  • Eligible members may access a suite for a 1-hour stay
  • Additional hours may be purchased for a discounted rate of $34
  • Up to 3 guests may accompany the member in the same suite
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $329, Prestige $469

Minute Suites Express House Rules

  • Up to 4 guests are permitted in specific suites.
  • Members may be asked to present a credit card to cover any incidentals.
  • Discounted rates are offered to pilots, airline employees, and the military.
  • Nursing and pumping mothers may stay free of charge for 30 minutes.

United Club

New United Club at LaGuardia
United Club LaGuardia Airport. Image Credit: United Airlines

Location: Terminal B, Eastern Concourse near gates 40 to 59
Opening Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

United Club Facilities

  • Business services
  • Hot and cold buffet food
  • Full-service bar
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Phone booths
  • Wi-Fi

United Club Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
 Day passPassengers must present a same-day boarding pass from United or a partner airline to enter a United Club location with a one-time pass
  • $59 (purchased online or on the door)
  • Passengers must be traveling on a United, Star Alliance, or contracted partner flight
United Club membership
  • United Club members have unlimited access to Club lounges with a same-day boarding pass
  • Club members may bring up to 2 guests
General member, Premier Silver, and Premier Gold$650 (or 85,000 United MileagePlus miles)
Premier Platinum$600 (or 80,000 United MileagePlus miles)
Premier 1K and United Global Services$550 (or 75,000 United MileagePlus miles)
United Club℠ Infinite CardIncluded
Valid on a United, Star Alliance, or contracted partner flight
United Polaris business classPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding pass at departure, connecting, and arrival airports (domestic arrivals only)Valid on a United Airlines-operated flight
United Business (international flights)Also applies to passengers traveling to/from Canada in United First
First class on a Star Alliance airline
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding pass at the departure airport of an international flight
  • Passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest
Passengers must be traveling on a Star Alliance airline
Business class on a Star Alliance airlinePassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card at the departure airport of an international flight
United Premier Gold or Star Alliance Gold status
  • Passengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding pass for an international flight
  • Passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest traveling on the same flight
Active U.S. military personnel
  • Passengers must have a valid boarding card for a flight departing within 24 hours
  • Passengers must also be dressed in uniform, be on leave orders, or have rest and recuperation papers
  • Can invite family members with gate passes or traveling on the same flight
Passengers must be traveling on a United or United Express flight
Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members
  • Passengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card
  • Maple Leaf Club North America members can access lounges in U.S. locations only
  • Maple Leaf Club Worldwide members can access lounges in worldwide locations and may bring 1 guest
  • Passengers must be traveling on a Star Alliance airline
  • North America pass: Individual: CA$495; Partner: CA$730
  • Worldwide pass: Individual: CA$665; Partner: CA$970
Virgin Australia Velocity (Velocity Gold, Platinum, and VIP)
  • Passengers must have a valid same-day boarding pass
  • Eligible members traveling on a United-operated flight may bring 1 guest
Passengers must be traveling on an international United or Virgin Australia-operated flight departing from the same airport

United Club House Rules

  • A same-day boarding card is required for a flight operated by United, Star Alliance, or a contracted partner airline.
  • United Club members can be accompanied by 1 spouse and child under 21 or up to 2 guests.
  • Although the minimum age for membership is 18 years old, guests must be 21 to access a club with a self-serve bar in the U.S. The only exception is if they are traveling with another member that is over 21.
  • Day pass guests may bring 1 infant under 2, free of charge.
  • Day pass guests may be refused entry if the lounge is at or nearing capacity.

Read the full list of house rules on United’s website.

Connecting Between Terminals for Lounge Access

Each terminal at LGA has a central security checkpoint, allowing passengers to move between the individual concourses without needing to reclear security. Passengers can walk through the airside connectors to access a lounge in a different concourse, providing it’s within the same terminal.

None of the terminals are connected at LaGuardia. For example, if you’re departing from Terminal C, but are looking to visit the Centurion Lounge in Terminal B, you would need to ride the terminal access bus in between terminals.

Hot Tip:

If you’re headed to LGA soon, check out our helpful guide on how to get between terminals at LaGuardia Airport.

Best Credit Cards To Access Priority Pass Lounges

There are many different credit cards with Priority Pass, and choosing which is best for you will largely come down to each card’s other perks. Although there are no Priority Pass lounges at LaGuardia Airport, eligible Amex Platinum cardholders and Amex Business Platinum cardholders can access Minute Suites Express in Terminal B for a 1-hour stay.

Amex Platinum Card

Perhaps the absolute best credit card for airport lounge access, including Priority Pass, is the Amex Platinum card. In addition to Priority Pass lounges, the Amex Platinum card gets in you into Amex Centurion Lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, Delta Sky Clubs (when flying Delta), and a handful of other lounge programs.

The benefits of the Amex Platinum card don’t stop there, the card earns 5x Membership Reward points on airfare purchased directly with the airline, offers an airline incidental credit of up to $200, up to $200 in Uber Cash, and many more benefits.

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  • Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
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  • $200 Uber Cash: Enjoy Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member only. Terms Apply.
  • $189 CLEAR® Plus Credit: CLEAR® Plus helps to get you to your gate faster at 50+ airports nationwide and get up to $189 back per calendar year on your Membership (subject to auto-renewal) when you use your Card. CLEARLanes are available at 100+ airports, stadiums, and entertainment venues.
  • Receive either a $100 statement credit every 4 years for a Global Entry application fee or a statement credit up to $85 every 4.5 year period for TSA PreCheck® application fee for a 5-year plan only (through a TSA PreCheck® official enrollment provider), when charged to your Platinum Card®. Card Members approved for Global Entry will also receive access to TSA PreCheck at no additional cost.
  • Shop Saks with Platinum: Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases in Saks Fifth Avenue stores or at saks.com on your Platinum Card®. That's up to $50 in statement credits semi-annually. Enrollment required.
  • Unlock access to exclusive reservations and special dining experiences with Global Dining Access by Resy when you add your Platinum Card® to your Resy profile.
  • $695 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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  • Foreign Transaction Fees: None
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Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a welcome bonus offer of up to 125k (or 150k) points with the Amex Platinum. The current public offer is 80,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

Amex Business Platinum Card

If you’re a business owner, perhaps the Amex Business Platinum card might be more suited to your needs. The Amex Business Platinum card shares many of the benefits of the personal Amex Platinum card, with added protections for business owners and business-centric benefits, like up to $400 Dell statement credit or 1.5x for eligible purchases on your card made at U.S. construction material and hardware suppliers, at U.S. electronic goods retailers and software and cloud system providers, and at U.S. shipping providers as well as on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more everywhere else (up to $2 million in purchases per calendar year).

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This card is ideal for business travelers who enjoy luxury travel and are looking for a card loaded with benefits!

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This card is ideal for business travelers who enjoy luxury travel and are looking for a card loaded with benefits!
Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $20,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
150,000 points
$3,300
$695
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Good to Excellent (670-850)

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is a premium travel rewards card tailored toward business owners who are frequent travelers with a high number of annual expenses.

When you factor in the large number of perks that the card offers like the best airport lounge access at over 1,400 lounges, along with tons of annual credits, it’s easy to see why this card can is a top option for frequent traveling business owners.

Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a huge welcome bonus offer of up to 170,000 points with the Amex Business Platinum. The current public offer is 150,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

Pros
  • 5x Membership Rewards points per $1 on flights and prepaid hotels at Amex Travel
  • Access to over 1,400 worldwide airport lounges as part of the American Express Global Lounge Collection
  • Get 50% more Membership Rewards points (1.5 points per $1) on eligible purchases in key business categories, as well as on purchases of $5,000 or more (cap applies)
Cons
  • High annual fee of $695 (rates & fees)
  • Airline fee credit does not cover airfare, only incidentals like checked bags
  • Welcome Offer: Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $20,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on AmexTravel.com, and 1X points for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases.
  • Earn 1.5X points (that’s an extra half point per dollar) on each eligible purchase at US construction material, hardware suppliers, electronic goods retailers, and software & cloud system providers, and shipping providers, as well as on purchases of $5,000 or more everywhere else, on up to $2 million of these purchases per calendar year.
  • Unlock over $1,000 in statement credits on select purchases, including tech, recruiting and wireless in the first year of membership with the Business Platinum Card®. Enrollment required. See how you can unlock over $1,000 annually in credits on select purchases with the Business Platinum Card®, here.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Select one qualifying airline and then receive up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year when incidental fees are charged by the airline to the Card.
  • $189 CLEAR® Plus Credit: Use your card and get up to $189 in statement credits per calendar year on your CLEAR® Plus Membership (subject to auto-renewal) when you use the Business Platinum Card®.
  • The American Express Global Lounge Collection® can provide an escape at the airport. With complimentary access to more than 1,400 airport lounges across 140 countries and counting, you have more airport lounge options than any other credit card issuer on the market as of 03/2023.
  • $695 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
Financial Snapshot
  • APR: 19.49% - 28.49% Variable
  • Foreign Transaction Fees: None
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American Express Membership Rewards

Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a huge welcome bonus offer of up to 170,000 points with the Amex Business Platinum. The current public offer is 150,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

Final Thoughts

Following the redevelopment of Terminal C, LaGuardia is now home to the largest Delta Sky Club in the airline’s network. Considering that Delta operates around a 40% share of passenger traffic, this is great news for those seeking a stylish and spacious lounge to relax in.

In addition to the new Delta Sky Club, Delta SkyMiles Reserve cardholders have the option of visiting the Centurion Lounge in Terminal B. Passengers flying with American Airlines or United Airlines without the right lounge credentials, have the opportunity to purchase a day pass at the respective Admirals Club or United Club.

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The information regarding the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
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For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees for the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What airport lounges are at LaGuardia?

LaGuardia Airport has 5 lounges and a Minute Suites Express available to eligible passengers. These include:

  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
  • American Admirals Club
  • Centurion Lounge
  • Delta Sky Club
  • Minute Suites Express
  • United Club

What terminal is the Amex lounge at LGA?

The American Express Centurion Lounge is located in Terminal B, between Concourses B and C. The lounge is open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closes 8 p.m. on Saturdays).

How do I get into the Delta lounge LGA?

Guests may access the Delta Sky Club at LGA via the following ways:

  • Individual or executive Delta Sky Club membership
  • SkyTeam Elite Plus and Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion membership
  • Flying Delta One or in a SkyTeam Premium cabin
  • Delta Reserve card, Delta Platinum card, Amex Platinum card, Amex Business Platinum card
  • Virgin Australia/Velocity VIP Platinum or Gold card members

Is there a United Club Lounge at LGA?

LGA has a United Club in Terminal B in the Eastern Concourse near gates 40 to 59. The lounge is open daily from 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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